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http://zhongwen.com/d/164/x74.htm

This character looks like 人 alot.

That website says that it's the character of roots descending into earth

I search for root in mgdb and can't find it.

I search for 入 and I found this https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqtm=0&wdqcham=1&wdqt=ru%0D%0A

What's the difference between 入and人? They look almost the same to me. When inside other pics how do I know which one is which?

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Wikipedia has a page Easily confused Chinese characters (there's quite a few of these), and it describes 人 vs. 入 as follows:

  • Notes: added hook at top of second character.
  • In some print fonts, characters have symmetric legs, and are easily confused; in handwriting, they are further distinguished by having asymetric legs: 入 has a shorted left leg and looks like λ (lambda), while 人 has a shorter right leg and looks like a backwards λ.

It's fonts that make these two characters difficult to distinguish. Here are animations from the and Wiktionary pages for how to handwrite them:

Their meanings are totally different, so it's also possible to infer the correct character from the surrounding material. E.g. 中国人 ("Chinese person") vs. 收入 ("income").

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You can put them side by side on MDBG:

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Where is the difference? Have a look:

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You can see on the two circled parts that the right side of actually slants a little to the left, where as is generally left is left and right is right.

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  • how do you put them side by side? – user4951 Apr 21 at 14:59
  • @user4951 You can click the link I left above in the answer to MDBG and have a look. All I did was put the two characters “入人” into the search bar for query. – Mo. Apr 21 at 17:37

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